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The New Sparkling Wine Taking on Champagne

Spain is about to “take on” France in the realm of world-class sparkling wine. France has always taken Champagne-making seriously, and has worked diligently to protect the “Champagne” designation in the global wine marketplace. As a result, with rare exceptions,

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4 Wine Reasons to Look Forward to 2017

I’ve been looking forward to 2017 for a lot of reasons, and at least four of them have to do with wine… 1. It should be a great year for Pinot Noir. As this outstanding Pinot Noir collection demonstrates, Pinot

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Is There Going to Be a Champagne Shortage?

It has been a while since we answered some questions from our loyal (and appreciated!) blog followers, so let’s tackle one today and another on Friday. QUESTION: I heard that there’s going to be a big Champagne shortage. Is this

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Test Your Knowledge of Sparkling Wine

Before you know it, corks will be popping, froth will be flying and the season of celebrations will be in full swing. While sparkling wine makes a refreshing beverage choice at any time of the year — not to mention

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What Kind of Wine Should We Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner?

As a newlywed of not quite a month, I’m dealing with a very nice conundrum: where to spend Thanksgiving Day. Will it be at the home of my new father-in-law, or will it be at the home of my darling

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Walk the Wine Walk and Talk the Wine Talk

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. But when it comes to wine, the more you know, the more fun the experience can be. It would take a very thick book to fully explore the language of wine, in

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Vinous Adventures in Barcelona

Barcelona is a magnificent city, brimming with history, culture and compelling cuisine. But it wasn’t until Democracy was restored in 1978 and the city hosted the Olympic Games in 1992 that it became one of Europe’s top destinations. Today, Barcelona

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Red Wine and Music: A Global Perspective

The first three letters of Greg Trooper’s last name provide a clue as to what he does for a living. That’s T-R-O as in troubadour — a singer/songwriter extraordinaire who glides under the radar of most people, but has a

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5 Tips for a Tantalizing Tapas Experience

“Life is short. Eat dessert first.” I’ve heard that observation credited to everyone from Mark Twain to Katherine Hepburn. A little research reveals that it more likely originated with a little-known writer named Ernestine Ulmer, who actually put it slightly

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